The Grain of the Universe

experimentaltheology.blogspot.com | 9/28/2018 | Staff
darkkazune (Posted by) Level 3
Theologians often speak of "the grain of the universe," the moral texture of the cosmos.

You can ground this idea a few different ways. One way would be in the wisdom tradition of the Old Testament, that wisdom created and pervades the universe giving it a moral grain. In the New Testament the "grain of the universe" can be grounded in a cosmic Christology, like in Colossians 1.17: "In him all things hold together." The Logos of John 1 also comes to mind.

12-13 - Resource

Recently, I was struck how Hebrews 4.12-13 can also be a resource here:

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare...
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